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-eakin and aol co-founder steve case, at the aspen institute for 30 minutes. >> next we have a panel on america and where it is going, steve clemens -- steve clemons is the empress area of washington ideas. >> hey, folks. everybody is running to the thompson reuters counter. thank you for joining us. great to be with you. i am steve -- steve clemons, editor of large of the atlantic, i want to compliment the museum and tell you how historic this is. this is a jam packed day. the google party is coming up, this is one of three times in the history of the museum that they have allowed an outside group, the other happened to be the president of the united states and madeleine albright when she was secretary of state, this is the third time for a during the day session here, this is a great partnership. i think the -- i have a friend here, allen was the founder of circuit city, just apparently wrote the rise and fall of circuit city and to some degree they are uncomfortable truths, when you think of nations and companies, there are rise and fall stories and the united states is so clean not on the f
will be introduced by our moderator. 20 years ago, my thought had made his journey in america. my father came to a server goes as the land of opportunity. became too many obstacles. not a single english word in his vocabulary. and no friend. no family members to make his life easier in america. there is one thing that can my father to do whatever you imagine and that is belief. if you work hard, if you're patient, if you take responsibility to own actions, you can build your success. a belief that in america every chance for serious dreams and ensure that your children the have a life you never had. a belief in america regardless of who you are, where you come from, who you love, what you worship on what political beliefs you hold to, that you have a right to freedom with no strings, no values. this is what my father believed to be the american dream the this is still the american dream. we all it to our ancestors but we owe it to our parents and our children and most important we all it to ourselves to make sure that we make the american dream an american reality. but yet today we live in a
with every 10 but not economic engagement in particular. >> [laughter] that is the next summit of the america is. >> i am proud and honored to introduce two individuals. he is a former staff sergeant of the united states army. he is the first living person to receive the armed forces medal of honor for actions that occurred after the and vietnam war perry dead -- be it now war. the major general was awarded the united states highest military decoration for heroic actions in 1968 during the vietnam war. he served on active duty in the marine corps over 33 years before returning in 1995. his last assignment was in new orleans, louisiana. his decorations include the medal of honor, silver star medal, a bronze star medal, the purple heart, and able accommodation nettle. i now present to you the staff sergeant and the major general. >> the start of this in 2006. jerry served at hotels and conference centers in new york and northern virginia. while serving as general manager as a resort in leesburg, he founded the national medal of honor society. 15 recipients participated. they went on to raise a
. on the other hand are social and law and order conservatives who are concerned about preserving america's unique culture and social order. to these conservatives, the presence of large numbers of people in the united states in violation of american law is inherently problematic. what's more, many of them aren't wild about the influx of large numbers of legal immigrants either, arguing that any culture needs sufficient time for new arrivals to assimilate and that cultures can benefit from periodic pauses in immigration. now, there's some other camps as well. for example, moral and social conservatives such as some in the catholic church and other religious groups who favor what might be called a light touch approach to immigration on what they believe are social justice grounds. but the broader point is there is a deep tension and division on the right on immigration, and there has been for decades now. now, the recent presidential election has brought the immigration issue once again to the center of american politics. governor mitt romney received a small percentage of latino and asian
center is to codify that affect. what did america do in egypt that might have helped a little bit in the arab spring. spin we have time for one more question. >> i'm a senior policy analyst at my question involves the strategic purpose of public diplomacy. a bit of a discussion day about strategic versus tactical, so during the cold war with figures of public diplomacy bringing down the soviet union. what is its purpose now, a lot of people said it's the war of ideas, against silence extremism but an open way of sort a better, more grand strategic force and is wondering if i could get your thoughts? >> great, terrific, thank you for that question. does the war of ideas still a viable concept or have we moved past that? >> i think it's the most viable concept, although i have to say that during the transition i was warned by all the transition people not to use that term. i don't know whether the term has been banned or not, and i understand war, we don't like war. we do like ideas. so i do think whatever you want to call it, ideological competition of ideas is good. we use the ter
cyberwar means in that arena. america does not go to war without contractors anymore. as we know, they have been on the battlefront in the kinetic warfare business. well, i can assure you in the cyberwar business, it's going to be doubly true. and for the private sector and the contractors that are on the battlefront, they are going to be caught in the crossfire of the cyberwar. i want to describe some of the risks that companies need to be aware of as they get into the mix of a cyber operations and what it means for the company. there's several reasons it's going to happen. one, there's not enough expertise in the world of cyberwar and terrorism and cybersecurity to handle the work. there's not enough in government. there's not enough in private sector. you're going to have both in public-private partnerships that are involved in putting together offenses and defenses strategies on a cyber battlefield. as the public safety minister for candidate said, we are already in a global arms race. and that's going to pull the private sector in, and for many of you that are in the private sector or
voted for romney. the marriage gap was a whopping 41 points with america voters decide as a republican in this election, and a growing group of nonmarried overwhelmingly democratic. all of these data are in our new aei political report prepared by andrew. we also want to thank claude for getting the support done with all of the latest 2012 data from 22 key demographic groups available for you today. the demographic changes are being felt in congress, too. david wasserman of "the cook political report" wrote that for the first time ever white men will no longer be a majority of the democratic caucus. in 1953, he says there were 98% of house democrats, and 97% of house republicans. along with the demographic data, the exit polls show obama was able to choose the economic issue, and he won overwhelmingly on empathy. we are going to begin today with michael barone who will tell us what happened and why. all of us on this bill have made election predictions over the course of election watching. sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get it wrong. in his "washington examiner" column yesterd
and panelists for their presentations. >> more now from a new america foundation forum on the so-called fiscal cliff. over the next hour and 10 minutes a discussion about automatic budget cuts benefiting social programs. >> i am vice president of the economic policy center for american progress and i will be moderating this panel. i caught a bit of the last panel and we will be moving from guns to butter i guess or something. as we talk about how we are going to deal with the fiscal cliff, whether or it will be a grand bargain or models through or whatever happens, there are a number of programs that are undoubtedly going to get particular attention, really hot potatoes. they are programs that are very much the public is very aware of and things very much in the political discussion. for people who are pushing for substantial budget cuts in general, one phrase you hear is getting entitlements under control and what is notable about that phrase is it doesn't have the words social security or medicare it it and it implies something about control. what we will be getting into on this panel in par
pilgrims in america came 50 years before the mayflower sailed. they were french. they made wind. they are the good sense to live in florida in june instead of december in massachusetts, but then they were wiped out by the spanish. we completely let the story out of the textbooks. the most famous woman in america was taken captive by indians 6095, marched up in new hampshire. in the middle of the night she killed her captor, realized she could get a penalty for scalps, indian scouts. she went back, scalp them, made her way to boston where she was a heroin. they erected a statute to are. the first statute to an american woman, shows her with a hatchet in one hand and a scalpel in another. kenneth davis is our guest on sunday on in depth. the best selling author of the don't know much series. watch live at an eastern booktv on c-span2. >> now a group of american diplomats and former ambassadors advised the next administration to focus its foreign policy effort on issue. former ambassador to iraq chris hill said political gridlock is hurting u.s. foreign policy objectives. and asian
to take one more question from the audience. we can't deny the voice of america a question for our panelists here. so if you could just bring the microphone over, please, so that we can hear it all. >> the talks so far for the ten years and last ten years has been negotiation with no fruitful results. but all these years and the actors in the region have been the same. recently, there have been some changes which might be a new solution, and that is muhammad morsi, the egyptian president, why he took unexpected action yesterday and last week. but yesterday senator, democrat senator carl levin suggested that the biggest challenge is bringing muhammad morsi to the west's side. and perhaps that is something that has to to be looked into. what do you see, how do you see this might work and what the west can do with regards to egypt? >> well, that's a big question. i have actually written about egypt's nuclear weapons program, they had a weapons program under nasser, so it's a question i spent time in, not in a while. you know, i hope that -- this is a question that comes at a point of
you -- what we as u.s. companies can do to integrate america supply chain, what we can do to advance. >> thanks. that really is a great question. i would say there are three things. the first finger is fine, get together, identify, continue to help identify what the issues are. second thing is when you have identified those issues, engage with the people involved in the process, bring those issues to their attention, especially if you think you have got a solution, try to push them up on the agenda, but third thing you can help us with, this is where i think the process will succeed or fail in the long term, what can we do systemically to get around this kind of problem in the future? as i said to president obama and others, there are all kinds of things we can do now to identify all kinds of impediments to trade, low-grade still the impediments to trade and regulatory mismatches that don't make a lot of sense but will be kind of fighting an uphill battle with as soon as we solve one, elements of the system are generating new ones as quick as we solve the old ones so that is the real
, get married and have children. i think america has a lot of -- over arafat, together in their legislation and the things we are asking for, getting people to realize it is not clear rights, human rights and we are all humans. african-american, latino, all of them are human. how is the next step going towards moving towards an area of getting terms that are acceptable that don't get people -- i am a feminist, that brings up the red flag and people don't listen to you. how do we move and strive to take the religious stuff out of marriage and take that out and the same thing with the hospital's. you have catholic hospitals, but they have the right not to service people and if they have a right not to serve us why are they getting federal funds, medicaid, medicare money. when you have to look at it, a lot of religion and -- is there any groups that are targeting that area? >> i will be really quick and this one and say yes, we are. a lot of the advocacy organizations including ours are working on moving forward to change -- they're called religious exclusion clauses. so t
investigation in america. you may read about a murder investigation in your town or a nearby city and it might seem flawed and weird but that is the end of finance so this came from a long trail of reporting done by many different people but we started to just get a sense that we didn't have a sense what the country looks like. what does death investigation mean? to learn there are no rules to be in the corner. you don't have to be a doctor or trained. in one city there's an anecdote that someone was the janitor as well as the coroner. we are looking for chips where there's a story in front of you that the local murder investigation but what is behind that and that is what we're doing, trying to look at an issue that may be all around us but no one has found a particular angle and we are lucky we have the capacity to do and to try to get different organizations involved and look at something on a national scale. >> as of documentary film maker, i have a small company, people. at that moment when you commit to a story you better know that you are going to do a good job, once you go down that ra
lost loved ones, who have sustained devastating damage, who are still recovering. all of america, our hearts literally go out to them and to their representatives doing so much to help them. in rhode island and elsewhere throughout the region, we are able to limit some of the losses because we had time to prepare. so i want to act among and thank the national -- acknowledge and thank the national weather service which gave several days of advance warning. i also want to commend the rhode island emergency management agency, the rhode island national guard commanded by general kevin mcbride and local emergency planners for their work they did in warning the public and of evacuating areas with the highest risk, and i also want to commend our utility, national grid, for the planning and the response. they did an extraordinary job with crews already assembled in rhode island before the storm. throughout the response and recovery, the support from the federal government has been exemplary. whenever the state asked for an emergency or disaster declaration, president obama provided -- often w
was the first great scientist exile to seek safe heart boar in america after being persecuted for his religious and political beliefs at home. next call for our guest, steven johnson, comes from phil in north hollywood. phil, thanks for holding. you're on booktv. good afternoon. good morning. >> caller: thank you so much. talk about serendipity, the reason i was calling first off because i was disagree theing toact much everyone stumbling over how wonderful the internet can be. i'm low-tech in a high-tech world, yet i have to admit my prejudice because i work at a printing museum in carson and my full-time job is as benjamin franklin where i'm researching, great actor's job incidentally, where i'm researching the 18th century and everything else down the line. priestly, that is how i stumbled upon you when i was checking out about priestly and there you were talking about jefferson and so forth. the internet. but i still maintain, as much as there's some wide range of wonderful things, i guess it is the old saw argument, that we all graph state towards our own own prejudice as opposed when i lo
, therefore, our economy. fueled by seeds of doubt about america's fiscal stability and our political resolve. today our leaders in washington are faced with the political imperative and an economic imperative to act. as economic, fiscal, market and political pressures all mount, we'll have to answer a critical question; are we going to shape these forces, or are they going to shape us? last week the voters delivered a mandate. not a mandate for one party or another, but a mandate to finally get together and get something done. i believe the sobering fiscal and economic realities combined with the mandate of the voters can produce some forward momentum, and i hope these discussions today can lead us in that direction. i cannot imagine two better speakers to help us begin to sort through these issues. they need no introduction, and therefore, i'm not going to give them one. i just hope, gentlemen, that our friendship is not impaired by my not introducing you. i'm referring, of course, to two former chairmen of the u.s. federal reserve, and i give you two very distinguished economists, statesme
realize a large part of the story was going to consist of franklin growing old because he became america's emissary to france during the american revolution at the age of 70. i started writing about franklin when i was around 40 and i really wondered whether i was going to be able to understand what it was like to grow old and infirm which was a large part of a franklin story. partly for this reason, i decided, and this is carried through in my other book, i decided to tell my stories, i try to relate the lives of my characters as much as possible through the perceptions, the words of people who knew them. my books tend to have more eyewitness stuff than some others. if i have a choice between writing a scene in my own words and writing a scene in the words of somebody who was mayor, i will tend toward the person who was there. that conveys a certain authenticity and it relieves me of the burden really of sort of providing the authority because the question anyone should have is how does the author know what he is telling me. if i can make it very clear, it is not me that is telling you
on energy and environment and education that the president had a vision for where america needs to be in this new century where we've got rising competition in china and germany and india and if we're going to have an american century we cannot come in second place to those countries in technology of the future. and i think that played an important role. there was a sense that the obama vision was one that they thought better suited this moment in our country's history. and there is no question on social issues whether it's women's healthcare or immigration. there was asset of issues that for younger voters was important to think about the kind of country and kind of president they wanted representing them. so on all those questions people wrestled carefully. i think that's why ultimately enough people in enough battleground states chose the president to continue this journey we're on. quickly in terms of demoggrafi. we don't know this for sure but we could be seeing different elections in on years and off years. the election in 2014 is going to be different than presidential le
about the instability and opportunity as they say in america, an opportunity to change the channel. is it likely an opportunity for assad to change the channel and get an engagement with israel and -- [inaudible] >> put aside -- discuss palestine, it is a unifying ground for arabs and for muslims so i don't -- i mean, again the danger of changing the subject away from syria is really multiple faceted, but those things would be an opportunity to strike a deal between the regime, and maybe they did all right, but it's not about giving back, and we can talk about the development more later, but i think the israelis have to decide actually what is it in interest? is it better to consider that jihadis, dangerous for them, if you will, and couple up with the regime or stay coupled up with the regime because they have been for a long time. is that in their better interest? is it in their interest to understand that this regime is gone, going, a selling point. doesn't matter whether it's within a month or year or two and therefore to hasten to cut short the escalation of the extremists and
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